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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Bamboo Grove » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:38 pm

He was kicked out of Bangkok Post. Someone didn't like what he wrote

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby dozer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:32 pm

His last tweet

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby prcscct » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:57 pm

I'm assuming events cut into his style and topics, and impossible for the Post to take risk with his opinions. Pete
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby prcscct » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:20 pm

Here's his Facebook page which he posts to from time to time.

https://www.facebook.com/voranai.vanijaka
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Bamboo Grove » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:24 pm

Has the postscript been back in Bangkok Post for a long time now? I thought Crutchley had retired. Now for some weeks I've seen the postcript back on Sundays. Has it been there all the time? In that case, I've missed it for many years. Or has it replaced Voranai's Sunday column?

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Nereus » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:49 pm

Bamboo Grove wrote:Has the postscript been back in Bangkok Post for a long time now? I thought Crutchley had retired. Now for some weeks I've seen the postcript back on Sundays. Has it been there all the time? In that case, I've missed it for many years. Or has it replaced Voranai's Sunday column?

Old Crutch has been there all along, but is always difficult to find. I believe they have changed the names of some of the regular columns, but I don`t believe any of them have replaced Voranai.
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Nereus » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:26 am

Nereus wrote:
Bamboo Grove wrote:Has the postscript been back in Bangkok Post for a long time now? I thought Crutchley had retired. Now for some weeks I've seen the postcript back on Sundays. Has it been there all the time? In that case, I've missed it for many years. Or has it replaced Voranai's Sunday column?

Old Crutch has been there all along, but is always difficult to find. I believe they have changed the names of some of the regular columns, but I don`t believe any of them have replaced Voranai.

I have read most of the posts written by this fellow, and it looks like he is following in Voranai`s footsteps. Do not be surprised if he goes the same way, as some of his reporting is sailing close to the wind.
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby JD » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:02 pm

Been a while since I have read anything by Voranai. This essay is from the Griffith Review.

https://griffithreview.com/articles/the ... f-somchai/
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Bamboo Grove » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:15 pm

What a great article. I hope all of you read that as it gives an insight to the Thai culture written by someone who also understands western culture. Thanks for the link, JD.

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby centermid7 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:36 pm

You 'ol boys are easy entertained.

The analogies are stupid and wrong. The story line self serving. I read it to the end but it was a struggle.

I thought it was crap.

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Bamboo Grove » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:46 pm

centermid7 would be nice if you could elaborate, why was it crap in your opinion?

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby JD » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:17 am

I thought Voranai gave a quite accurate, current insight into a the mindset of a Thai modern day psyche.

centermid7, if you can elaborate on your reasoning, I would be interested in hearing your reasoning. Not being confrontational in any way, just interested in any debate plus or minus from what he stated.
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby dtaai-maai » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:13 am

Unfortunately, the Griffith Review now seems to be inaccessible...
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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby Bamboo Grove » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:40 am

Thanks for the spursial insight, DM.

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Re: Voranai another good article

Postby JD » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:15 am

The link works for me, try it again.

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